Mixie Bottles. Genius.

There are a ton products out there that are made to make your life easier as a parent. I buy all of these products because I need all the help I can get!  Some products are amazing, others, not so much. The <a href="http://Mixie falls into the rock you world category!

This is why I LOVE Mixie Bottles.

Mixie is probably the greatest invention of all time.  Think of every time you have been at Target (I go to Target a lot if you haven’t noticed), the mall, grocery shopping, etc. and needed to make a bottle.  You have water, a bottle, a container for the formula and then when you go to mix the two, formula spills all over the place.  So annoying!  This also happens to me in the middle of the night and drives me insane.

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My life got a little easier the day I walked into Galt Baby and saw the Mixie. This bottle has a compartment for the formula that keeps it safely protected from the water until your ready to mix!  Instead of carrying bottles, water, and formula, all you need to bring with you is a Mixie or two!  I love this.  My diaper bag just got like 2 pounds lighter.

The bottles come in two sizes, 4 oz and 8oz, are dishwasher safe and Bisphenol-A Phthalate and PVC free. That has to be good, right?  HA!  I kid.

Here are some “action” shots of the Mixie…

Although these bottles are kind of pricey, $17.00 for the 4oz and $22.00 for 8 oz, my husband agrees that Mixie is worth EVERY penny!  When I travel with the kids, these are the only bottles I use.  Trying to prepare a bottle on a crammed flight or in a car, with two wild kiddos, is no easy task.  Mixie will save you a lot of time and aggravation, which is why I know they will rock your world!

I know what you’re thinking right now…  So.Many.Pieces. Yes.  There are a few parts to clean, but, have you ever had to use a Dr. Brown bottle?  It’s kind of the same idea. It’s a pain, but you do whatever works!

I highly recommend investing in at least one Mixie so you can see just how awesome this product really is!

Click –> Mixie and let me know what you think! We are a Mixie family for life!


Size Matters…

Get your head out of the gutter people! I’m talking about the 2015 Mountain Buggy Duet. I’ve been going back and forth on buying this stroller for a while now and after using it daily for almost 2 weeks, I have come to the conclusion that this is probably what I needed from the start. Ugh!

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Ok, let’s get down to business…. Are you sitting down? The Mountain Buggy Duet is only 25 inches wide. 25 inches!!! It’s the width of a single stroller. Here it is next to our Bugaboo Donkey for reference!

Mind. Blown. A major complaint is that double strollers are so wide and awkward. Not anymore. This double fits through any doorway, elevator door, and bathroom stall. You name it, I tried it. Not only is the duet a skinny minnie, but it folds with one in about 2 seconds. Mountain Buggy pretty much eliminated the two major complaints we all have with double strollers. Width & Fold. Thanks, MB!! Not only does the Duet fit through any door way (even those tiny doors in old Chicago buildings) but it also pushes like a dream. It’s a one hand push through pretty much any terrain and that makes me really happy!

If you are concerned that your ever-growing toddler won’t last long in the narrow seat, think again. Here’s my 34 inch, 30lb 2-year-old in the seat with tons of room!

The Mountain Buggy Duet weighs 33lbs, comes in 3 colors; Flint, Chili, and Black. You also have the option to play around with the seats. You can have 2 car seats, one seat and one car seat, one seat and a Joey basket or 2 Joey baskets if you are heading out for some Black Friday shopping without kids. I’m not beyond pushing a stroller without children present. #dontcare The canopies offer plenty of coverage and a peek-a-boo window out of mesh for ventilation.  The seats can recline in any position your heart desires. A major pro to the strap recline system (pretty sure I’m making that term up but you know what I’m talking about) that MB used. The handlebar is also adjustable and I’m positive you can get it to the perfect height for whoever is pushing it around. See below…

One other thing I want to point out is the metal plate on the footrest. Many Moms, including myself, were concerned that it would get hot and be uncomfortable for the kids. I contacted Mountain Buggy about this concern and they informed me that the metal plate is non conductive so it will reflect most of the heat. Since Mother Nature can’t get her $@!? together, I can’t tell you if this is true or not. It’s still 50 degrees here. But, I’ll take their word for it. The Duet has everything I am looking for in a double stroller. Easy push, adjustable handlebar, near flat recline, easy to access storage basket, and great fold. Any stroller that I plan to use on a daily basis needs to meet the above criteria. When you are running on 4 hours of sleep, have 2 screaming kids, and it’s 900 degrees out, you will curse a stroller that’s a pain in the ass to get in and out of your car. Trust me! Now for my cons: 1. Lack of ventilation in the seats for the kiddos. The peek-a-boo window has mesh fabric but that’s the only real spot that you get any ventilation. It would have been nice if they added a mesh spot on the side of the canopy as well. 2. The storage basket isn’t huge but It’s easy to reach. It fits my Skip Hop Duo bag perfectly, along with 3 target bags and few other necessities. I’ll let the basket slide on this one. 3.  I definitely don’t love the foot brake. It’s kind of odd and doesn’t always lock on the first try. Maybe I’m just being to delicate. Either way, it’s not my favorite. 4.  The harness straps. Although my 2 year old has plenty of room, the straps seem short. You can turn the straps into a 3 point harness which is totally fine at that age and gives ample room for a growing toddler.

see? plenty of room!

Think the Duet is right for you? Click here to see some more specs. If you are in the market for a crazy functional and easy to use double stroller, I suggest you look into the Duet. It’s a winner! Hope you enjoyed my review on the 2015 Mountain Buggy Duet…

Happy Strolling!